Can I Block a Student from my Session?

If you do not want a student participating in your Session, you can block them in the  Teacher DashboardPlease note: The Teacher Dashboard is a Premium Feature. Learn what's included in Pear Deck Premium

When you block a student:

  • The student will not be able to rejoin your Session with this Google account, unless you allow them back in.
  • They will not be able to respond to interactive questions and their work will not be collected.
  • The student will not be able to receive a Takeaway.

How to block a student from your session

Open the Teacher Dashboard. Click on the Session Roster button.


Block a student by clicking on the More Actions button next to their email address. Select Block from Session.

Blocked students will appear in red in your Roster and will not be reflected in the student total.

How to allow a student back into your session

In the same Roster, click on the More Actions button next to their email and select ‘Unblock from Session’.

The blocked student’s screen

When a student loses access to your session, they will be directed to contact their teacher to rejoin. Here's what they'll see:

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